To Liquid Swords. Mother Fucker

Nolbu Eat and Drinks

Highlights

Small, but killin the customer service game.

San Diego’s best korean wings. I put that on.

American craft beer on tap and the guys are IPA aficionados.

The smallest parking lot on Convoy.

Don’t expect Min Sok Chon

filed under: Underrated like Clipse circa ’02.

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Convoy has the most Korean spots in San Diego. This happens to be one of them, but the flip is that Nolbu is super underrated. If you would have an AP Top 25 Poll for Convoy Restaurants, this place would be on the list receiving votes. And I would be that lone vote.

There are reasons to justify the need to not want to drop in. First of all, this place is hidden as fuck. Considering the amount of restaurants in Clairemont Mesa and specifically on Convoy, this “gastropub” doesn’t do much to stand out. It’s really just a pub, no gastronomy and technical culinary dishes involved. Just a random irk. Second, this place has weird hours. Sometimes they’re open at 6p, sometimes 5:30p and stay late until 12a, sometimes 11:30p, once in a while 2:00a.

Set aside the hiccups, just stfu and drink. Then after two drinks, eat.

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These guys said fuck the traditional cuisine and catered to people like me– young and drunk, looking for something to satisfy the munchies. I think that’s the way to go on Convoy, especially if they’ve only been open for six months. Pictured are bulgogi fries with a special sprinkle of tater tots underneath. When browsing through the menu, like I said further up top, concentrate on your gut feeling.

I recommend the Korean spicy wings. You know I’ve been looking for a new spot in SD, and I think I found it here. Bulgogi can use work, but whatever. Drinks? Traditional or craft brew, but be wary of the watermelon soju.

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These guys do the drunk food well, because they know once they got you with the soju first thing on your mind isn’t rice. Don’t come in expecting Min Sok Chon. This is more like your Korean homie in high school who you shared 40s with. 

Nolbu Eat and Drinks
4633 Convoy St Ste 102
San Diego, CA 92111

BLOWN UP SHIT: Vol 1. AKA #FIRSTWORLDPROBLEMS

I know part of the reason I blog here is that I want to blow up your spots. It is inevitable that there are spots, especially San Diegan spots, that are burned without anyone’s help. In the spirit of my Medium post titled “Five Overrated Places in San Diego“, this is a hopeful weekly volume of places I hate hitting up because they’re overly cracking. Yo, I have to write. Can we not pack every coffee shop in the area?

Lestat’s, both of ’em.

Lestats

ALL THE FUCKING TIME. If it’s not hipsterville, it’s studyville. Hey UCSD, can we not study on a Friday? #shotsfied #iseeyourhoodiebro

Pannikin, Flower Hill, Del Mar

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Every Sunday I try to write here, but I can’t. Parents, parents, parents, sprinkle of students. This spot is definitely for the Del Mar Crochet Team. #affluenzaDGAF #uptownproblems

Tiger Style. Automatic Brewing Aint Nothin to Fuck With.

Tiger! Tiger!

Highlights

Brunch Menu. Beer and Donuts. :O

Taps on rotation, includes their own Automatic Brewing styles.

Back patio features IPA Bar.

If you hate hipsters, why do you come?

filed under: First Yelp review, Fux with hipsters.

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So you could really catch me at this spot if I lived in North Park. This is one of the rare spots in North Park where the douches stay away (looking at you True North, U-31, and the Office) and the hipsters claim this as theirs. So once again to emphasize–

If you hate hipsters, why do you even come?

This place has an extensive beer list, but definitely not as long as their sister bar, Blind Lady Ale House. They feature their own, and pictured above half drunken, is Automatic Brewing Co.’s Darkest Thing You’ll Ever Have paired fresh house made donuts. Last time I dropped by I had their pulled pork sandwich and an Sierra Nevada IPA on their back patio. That back patio is probably one of North Park’s best secrets. Super low key that they serve IPA in the back. #TYBG

Not breakfast? Easily pick up the poutine. It’s made with house made sausage and that gravy with the cheese curds though…

What I really like about this place is that no matter how long I go between visits is that nothing has changed. The people, the interior, and how they go about delivering quality beer and food in a growing neighborhood. Fuck with this place, it’ll get the hype from the mags and blogs like this, but they’re worth it.

Tiger! Tiger!
3025 El Cajon Blvd
San Diego
(619) 487-0401

OC Adventures: One Star Pizza & Chicken

One Star Pizza & Chicken

Highlights

Really though, dabble with the pizza fux with the wings.

How can you say no to drunken family specials?

It’s not going to replace your K-Town Kyochon (LA) or Bonchon (NYC)

filed under: Disneyland Area Eats

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If you drove 90 miles for Disneyland and you want food nearby, the food needs to justify itself.

A quick browse on Yelp produced this spot within a good 10 minutes of Disneyland. Korean chicken wings are good, and friends have brought down Kyochon from LA to San Diego because San Diego lacks in the Korean Wing department. Yeah, there are chicken wings in San Diego, but really  no one has gotten their shit together with K-Chicken Wings. OC/LA has a deeper Korean population, so there are better restaurants that do have their shit together.

One Star Pizza & Chicken shares a small plaza off Euclid in the real, non-Disneyfied Anaheim. I’m confident you will miss this spot on the first try, so if you don’t feel comfortable with neighborhoods that haven’t been gentrified yet, then keep it moving. Their logo is a chicken serving pizza and beer, you really can’t miss it.

Fux with the wings and a small pizza. Don’t get the bulgogi pizza. Your head reads savory, sweet, maybe delicious. You’ll end up with a confused face while grubbing on wings.

They serve a cabbage and corn slaw topped with a spicy thousand island complementary with the wings. If you want to try the kinda-not-really Korean fusion pizza, go for it. Stay small if you’re on the fence. This place gets the Korean wing craving down, but they’re definitely not Kyochon or Bonchon. Also keep this place in mind instead of BBQ Chicken at the Diamond & Jamboree plaza.

No body aint got time to wait for your 85° shit.

One Star Pizza & Chicken
821 N Euclid St Ste B
Anaheim, CA 92801
(714) 956-0077